Monday, 30 March 2015

100 Years Ago Column ...

Wanton Outrage near Roscommon

An outrage of the most wanton character was perpetrated on Tuesday night in the vicinity of Mote Park, the residence of Lord Crofton, and Lisadurn Bridge. 

  It seems that between 15 and 20 yards of the coping of the boundary wall surrounding Mote Park, and the coping for the same distance on Lisadurn Bridge, on the opposite side of the road, were thrown into Lisadurn river. 

  It is difficult to understand the reason for the wanton conduct, as Lord Crofton and the present occupier of Mote Park, Captain Crofton, are most popular in the district. 

  The Lisadurn bridge, on the opposite side of the road, belongs to the county, and repairing the damage will mean considerable expense, as the coping stones will first have to be recovered from the river, which at this point is of considerable depth. 

  The police are diligently inquiring into the matter, and it is hoped they will be able to bring the perpetrators of such foolish and senseless outrage to justice.

Strokestown Concert

On Tuesday, 9th April, to use the hackneyed expression, all roads will lead to Strokestown for on that evening will be provided what will easily be the choicest feast of music of which the concert goers of the district have had the opportunity of partaking. 

  The advertisement in another column gives particulars, but of necessity can afford no idea of the varied programme to be presented. Vocal, instrumental and orchestral pieces will be included in a carefully arranged selection. The arrangements are in the hands of an experienced committee, who can be trusted to have everything in perfect order.

Cinematograph and Concert in Harrison Hall

On Easter Monday evening at 3 o’clock a most interesting performance will come off in the Harrison Hall. The performance will consist of a cinematograph show including all the latest films and a number of illustrated songs to be rendered by talented artists. As the technical classes close in Roscommon on the 1st April, Canon Cummins has kindly arranged that the pupils attending those classes be admitted free to the entertainment, which will serve as a closing exercise. The prices for all other will be” balcony 1s 6d; seats 1s; admission 6d.

Strokestown Tournament

A football tournament for a set of silver medals put up by Mr James Cooney will come off at Strokestown next May, when we expect to see the flower of Roscommon Gaeldom shining, as all the principal teams are expected to enter for the competition. 

  Tulsk have signified their intention of competing, and we trust they will train sufficiently well this time to recover the laurels they let stray from them on the heath of Ballintubber last December.

Tulsk News

We congratulate the branch of the UIL on their selection of Michael H Healy, DC, and B Burke as representatives of the parish at the great Home Rule demonstration to be held tomorrow in Dublin.

Issue dated: 30th March 2012
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